(a) The Governor may designate the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority as the agent of the state, subject only to the limitation under subsection (b) of this section, to conduct negotiations and perform all acts necessary to procure electric power capacity, power output from such capacity or both from any out-of-state electric power producer, to transmit it to within the state and to sell or resell it on a nonprofit basis for distribution within the state to electric distribution companies, as defined in section 16-1, municipal electric utilities established under chapter 101, municipal electric energy cooperatives organized under chapter 101a, membership electric cooperatives organized under chapter 597 and such other persons or entities as may be designated by the Governor. The authority, if designated as such agent, shall arrange for the sale or resale of such power on an equitable basis and in such manner as it finds will most effectively promote the objectives of this title, chapters 101, 101a and 597, and section 16a-35k, subject to any conditions or limitations imposed by the out-of-state electric power producer selling such power. The authority, if so designated, may also enter into any contracts or other arrangements for the sale or resale of such power for transmission outside the state if such sale or resale is reasonably incidental to and furthers the needs of the state and the purposes of this section.
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 16-246e
- Authority: means the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority and "department" means the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
- Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
(b) The authority shall submit any final action it takes under subsection (a) of this section to the Governor, who may, not later than sixty days after such submission, disapprove such action by notifying the authority in writing of such disapproval and the reasons for it.